Lincoln orthodontist contributes to influential national report

Dr Matthew Clare with George Osborne

The principal of a Lincoln orthodontic practice has been invited to contribute to The Parliamentary Review –  a chance for those selected to share industry best practice and shape the future in a cross-party policy document, alongside an address from the current Prime Minister.

This year’s edition of The Parliamentary Review acknowledges how British healthcare and pharmaceutical industries are thriving and elaborates on their strengths and their successes, while also providing an exploration of the challenges and issues they face.

Dr Matthew Clare, who set up Lincoln Orthodontics in 2005, provided a perspective on a number of industry issues, including the challenges that face the NHS and how artificial intelligence could be applied to healthcare in the future.

Lincoln Orthodontics was the only UK practice asked to be involved.

As part of the Review launch, Dr Clare attended the annual gala in the Banking Hall, City of London. During the evening Dr Clare met with decision makers from government past and present, including former Chancellor George Osborne and the former shadow Chancellor Ed Balls.

Dr Clare, who earlier this year was accredited with the international ‘Invisalign Peer Review Award’, explained why being involved was such a prestigious occasion.

“Our NHS healthcare system is under tremendous pressure, but there are definitely ways in which our industry can harness advanced fields of innovation, to help deliver appropriate care.

“Artificial Intelligence can be harnessed to assist in orthodontic planning and patients’ case monitoring. AI will never replace clinical input, but it can assist clinicians to develop better quality care. It is a huge opportunity and has the potential to save millions of pounds in NHS appointments.

“To be invited to contribute to The Parliamentary Review is such an honour, and I hope it provides food for thought in what is rapidly changing healthcare landscape.”

The Parliamentary Review is sent to over 500,000 leading business executives, policy makers and other relevant individuals. In recent years, it has featured forewords by Theresa May, David Cameron, Caroline Lucas, Lucy Powell and many other political figures.

Now a key fixture in the political calendar, The Parliamentary Review’s chief editor, David Curry, said he is looking forward to having the hard work of all the representatives involved being shown to their audience: “With such an extraordinary range of organisations involved, this year’s Parliamentary Review will undoubtedly be some of the most insightful reading that could be recommended for politicians and businesses alike.”